Anyone know any place on the web to learn German for free?

November 21, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

I've always wanted to learn German, and I know some stuff from High School, but I would love to be able to speak it well. Is there any place free, or cheap, (preferably cheap) on the web where I could go?

use the following link to learn german

http://www.byki.com/download_FLS.pl?cod=AN2T2

Does any one know of a cheap and effective way to learn German?

November 7, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

I have checked the Rosetta Stone software and that is over $200. I was wondering if any one knows of any kind of software/books that you can learn German from for under $100.

http://www.fsi-language-courses.com/default.aspx

That's the FSI language courses from the '60s. It's got a good German course and it's free! :)
The downside is that it's somewhat boring and just focuses on grammar drills and such. Also, some of the words are a little dated.

http://www.assimil.com/

That's a company's site that makes really good books to learn languages. There's a german course in English, and if you speak French there are several courses. You can buy the books + CDs on amazon for pretty cheap and they're great.

Is German a relatively straightforward language to learn?

October 26, 2008 by · 21 Comments 

Hi, I would like to learn German but didn't have much luck with languages at school. It sounds to me like English and German are very similar in some aspects and a lot of the worlds I hear on the TV sound virtually identical. Is this the case?

Thanks!

I think if I can do it any one can. I think I was lucky as I lived in germany for 5 years whilst with the Military in Paderborn and Sennelager. My children were quite small then so I got to meet other childrens mothers who were German and they offered to help me learn, It was great! one day we went to my house and spoke nothing but English to teach them, and the next day we would go to a German friends house and speak nothing but german so I learnt quite quickly as I wanted to know what they were saying (in case they were making a fool of me) We could also ask if we didnt know the word.
You will find if you are Scottish it is maybe easier to learn, as a lot of the word sound similiar, (like Gaelic).
Go to a library and get a talking learning disc, and this will help you. also a vorterbook ..german for dictionary/german English you can pick one up very cheap in any shop that sell books.
Can you not get on a course if you are the lad that is in the forces?